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- n. A revanchist person; occasionally, anyone seeking vengeance.
- adj. Seeking revenge or otherwise advocating retaliation, especially against a nation which has previously defeated and humiliated the revanchist party in war. Originally referred to the French indignation over losing Alsace-Lorraine to Germany in the Franco-Prussian War.
From revanche + -ist. Compare later French revanchiste. (Wiktionary)